While many of their punk peers were challenging the very idea of lead guitar, Television's Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd turned into one of the great dueling-guitar bands, playing tricky interlocking figures, astral improvs, and upper-neck fusillades of rare beauty. Lloyd's also a notable session guy; his butcher's-knife chords and tortuous leads helped drive Matthew Sweet's string of '90s hits. As a leader, he's not the world's most pitch-perfect singer or its sharpest lyricist, but he croons or yells 'em like he means 'em, and his handful of solo albums hit more than they... More >>>